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Show me anyone more experienced than Peter Obi, Datti Baba-Ahmed tackles Okowa

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Abuja—The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Datti Baba-Ahmed has reacted to the statement credited to the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa.

Vanguard newspaper reports that Okowa had in an interview with BBC pidgin, accused the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, of lacking enough experience to rule Nigeria.

He said that Obi’s experience is small compared to the problems bedeviling the country. He advised the youths to be wise while electing their leaders come 2023 elections.

His words: “I did not say he won’t have any votes, he will. But what I’m saying is that he’s not a new candidate. It has not been long since he left PDP.

“You know he was in APGA before; from APGA he came to PDP. It hasn’t been long since he left PDP. So he cannot say anything about PDP because that’s where he was before.

“Some of us are still here. At every party, there are good people and bad people. But today’s Nigeria is very troubled and we need the right person.

“That is why I am appealing to our youths to be wise and vote well. They should not be blinded by the concept of a false change because that is how they raved on Jonathan in 2015.

“His (Obi) previous experience is not enough for this one, it will be hard. His experience is not deep enough.

“Even as a current governor ruling in a time of crisis, I know how hard it is. I even want to learn under Atiku because he has experience with the federal government.

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“The thing is not easy. For them to have handled the economy at that time and made it something better, offering hope, creating jobs, and filtering the society, was not easy because it’s a bigger thing.

“So someone is supposed to learn through that. If you look at Obi’s experience you’ll know it’s small. His experience is not enough to handle Nigeria’s problem.”

But reacting in an interview on ChannelsTV on Monday, Baba-Ahmed asked Okowa to present anyone that has experience more than his principal, Peter Obi.

“It’s untrue that Obi does not have enough experience. He is more experienced than any of the contestants.

“Show me anyone who has more experience than Peter Obi. None of them have as much as peter obi has, ”he said.

Speaking on structure, Baba-Ahmed argued that LP has a structure called ‘People-oriented structure, (Stratified structure)’.

He opined that himself and his principal are looking forward to having a“government in money and not money in government.”

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Go ahead and release another album, I will never join your Asoebi team of State dancers, Abaribe chides Wike

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Umuahia—Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator representing Abia South senatorial district in the Senate has responded to a statement made by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to the effect that he (Abaribe) dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after collecting money, Sun newspaper reports.

Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia State capital during the PDP flag-off campaign in the state, Wike had accused an Obingwa brother of Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu of dumping the PDP after receiving money he requested for.

Wike hinted that the said person whom he did not mention his name, was denied ticket by the PDP and is currently contesting for the 2023 election under another party.

”I am aware that because of some people didn’t get ticket, they went and collected form. Today, we commissioned a road in Obingwa Local Government and am sure that person is from Obingwa local government.

“He promised me that he will not leave PDP and I told the governor, please your brother said he is not going to leave PDP and I said what do we do?

“He said he needs some money, we gave him the money like today; three days after, he left PDP”, Wike said, alluding the said candidate lacks integrity and cannot represent the people.
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Reacting in a statement, however, Senator Abaribe stated that Wike has by what he said, confirmed he (Abaribe) is incorruptible.

Abaribe, who is contesting the Abia South senatorial seat against Gov Ikpeazu on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), further stated that he is a free-born and cannot be a slave or cannot be bought to be “your Boi Boi”.

According to the statement, “Abaribe is a free-born and cannot be a slave. He is an Igbo man; Ndigbo adighi agba boi (The Igbos are never slaves).

“Wike enjoy those you bought. They are actually doing their job very well. Igba Boi is in their blood.

“Go ahead and release another album, Abaribe will never join your Asoebi team of State dancers. Abia State can never be your vassal State”, Abaribe stated.

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Mentioning Peter Obi’s name is disgrace to me, says Tinubu

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Warri Southwest—The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has bragged that it is a “disgrace” to mention the name of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in his presence.

Sahara Reporters reports that Tinubu, who spoke during a campaign rally on Friday, also claimed that the statistics the Labour Party candidate dished out every time was not what Nigerians were going to eat.

Making mockery of his LP opponent, the former Lagos governor said that all the statistics Peter Obi dished out were wrong.

In a video seen by SaharaReporters, Tinubu said, “The other one, that one; he thinks that it is statistics we will chop; in line with arithmetics that no Indian can solve.

“To mention his name is a disgrace to me self. I won’t mention his name; wrong arithmetics, wrong statistics, warehouse economy; that is not what Nigeria needs.”

SaharaReporters in November reported that Tinubu said it was disrespectful to mention the name of the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Funke Akindele, in his presence.

Akindele is also a famous Nigerian actor.
Tinubu had made this known at a political outing, where his supporters sang a campaign song, describing Funke Akindele as a political “ant” compared to the incumbent governor of Lagos and candidate of the APC in the 2023 election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
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However, Tinubu cautioned his supporters against mentioning Akindele’s name in his presence, describing it as disrespectful and an insult.

“Don’t even bother to mention her name in my presence. It is an insult. It is disrespectful,” the former Lagos governor had said.

Akindele had said that God called her and the PDP governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor) and gave them the mandate to change the turn Lagos around.

Akindele said God has been with her right from birth and is interested in her aspirations to make Lagos State work for all people in the state.

“God has been with me from infancy till I went to school and till now. He chose me to be the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP, despite the crowd that struggled to be chosen.

“I give God all the glory for what he has done. God has always been doing the best for me.

“We were called by God, if not we would have backed out. People have suffered but God has called us and put us forward to come and change the story of Lagos state for the better. The success of Lagos state is ours,” she had said.

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Tinubu to visit Gbaramatu kingdom, set to meet Tompolo on Friday

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Warri South-West—Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming general election in the country will on Friday, November 25, 2022, storm Oporoza, the ancestral headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state, GbaramatuVoice reports.

Sources close to Tinubu told GbaramatuVoice that while at Oporoza, he will pay a homage to the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba.

After the homage, Tinubu’s train will proceed to the home of High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, a former leader of the defund Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), and global ambassador of the Ijaw Nation, where he is expected to hold a private meeting with him.

Analysts believe that the latest visit to Chief Tompolo by Tinubu who holds the traditional title of Jagaban of Yoruba nation is among other objectives aimed at soliciting Tompolo’s support in his current presidential position pursuit.
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It would be recalled that on Saturday, November 19, 2022, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu led a mammoth crude to Warri Township stadium in Delta state where he flagged off the APC’s Presidential and Governorship campaigns in the state, among others.

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